National University Partners with Planetree, Inc.

February 18, 2016


Congratulations to National University for completing the first phase of their partnership with Planetree Inc., a global leader in patient-centered healthcare.

Planetree, Inc., a mission-based not-for-profit organization that partners with healthcare organizations around the world, and National University, the second-largest private nonprofit university in California, announce the first collaboration of its kind to train a new generation of health professionals in exceptional patient-centered care.

This is Planetree’s first partnership with an academic institution, and it offers a unique opportunity to jointly prepare students in patient-centered care. Patient-centered care emphasizes the active participation of patients and their families in the health care decision process. Planetree, a leader in patient-centered care through an alliance with 700 healthcare organizations and 19 countries, helps organizations develop a cohesive strategy of health care services through patient emotional, psychological, social and physical healing.

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Putting the Patient First

National University partners with Planetree to create curriculum

By Gary Warth | 10:28 a.m. Feb. 17, 2016

— National University health care students will be the first in the nation to be trained in patient-centered care with a curriculum designed by a nonprofit that has championed the concept for almost four decades.

“This is a very different concept from how things are done now,” said Gloria McNeal, dean of the university’s School of Health and Human Services.

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Original Post By: U-T San Diego